When we take photos of lighted illumination, the results are often time not so excited or fascinated if we do not explore some shooting options.
This note covers some available options when you take photos of lighted illuminations such as Bellevue Botanical Garden, or Wildlights at Woodland Park Zoo. I went to Wildlights in the evening of 29th of December, 2013. I found several subjects are worthwhile exploring shooting options.
Zooming ring move example (stops 3 times): ISO100, 95mm, f/10, 6.0sec
Since it is under night sky condition, followings are common and essential:
Followings are suggested shooting options:
Depending on your setting of Aperture, Focal length, Shutter speed, Focus ring speed, Zoom speed, Panning speed, Timing of movement, number of stop motions, and so on will create variety of resulted images. It is challenging to predict exact result, therefore we will need try-and-error processes.
Focus ring quick move example: ISO100, 170mm, f/7.1, 3.0sec
Focus ring slow move example: ISO 100, 140mm, f/10, 2.0sec
Zoom ring move (stay start position for a half of exposure time, then move and stop until shutter close) example: ISO100, 120mm, f/9.0, 1.3sec
Panning example: ISO 100, 80mm, f/14, 2.0sec
You can see more results under the following link:
Also a slideshow can be found under the following link:
As you can see, the results are somewhat fascinating and varies depending of tiny bit of adjustment when it was shot. This implies you can create your own unique results even you try to duplicate someone's image.
You can find the information for Wildlights and Garden d"Light with the following link: